Marquee letters are the perfect addition to brighten up your room decor, weddings, birthdays, there are so many occasions that these letters can be used and they always create an impact. I have used it as decor for my teens bedroom.
I’ve said this before, but I have no problem saying it again there are lots of DIYs that I’d pin, but never make. Today was different however and the project turned out perfectly and I am delighted to share the process with you, so you too can make your very own DIY Marquee letters.
I love the idea of marquee letters, the only catch is the real deal vintage letters are few and far between, and most DIY versions involve a crazy amount of steps, weird tools, and too many measurements for my comfort, but not with this one! If you can use a knife, you can make this!
Large cardboard letter (JoAnn’s is the best place to find one)
1 | Cut along the seam of your cardboard letter, only on one side. It’s surprisingly easy! This will be the back side that hides the cord.
2 | Twist the glass casings from the strand of lights, and lay them out where you’d like them placed on the front side of the letter, and then trace the smallest part of each.
3 | Cut an asterisk shape in each circle, which will allow you to push the bulbs right through into place.
4 | Put the bulbs back into the circles you cut, and the twist the lights into place from the back, tucking any excess cord in the sides.
Now your DIY Marquee letter is ready to plug in and display: